Say what you will about The Onion‘s image-locating techniques: they are still the best parody news entity in the universe (be it online or in book form with titles like Our Dumb Century or their yearly Ad Nauseam compilations). Good news, then, if you like both The Onion and vast, sweeping generalizations about entire groups of people: there’s now an Onion atlas!
Our Dumb World is just over one month young on store shelves, and flipping through it is like a beautiful xenophobic glimpse into countries like Brazil (“boasting some of the sexiest people ever to be stabbed repeatedly at night”), Burkina Faso (“where the reading rainbow ends”), and, of course, Canada (“where the past comes alive and bores you”). Each country (save for the teeny-tiny ones that, let’s face it, you maybe don’t really care too much about) features a blurb, history, flag analysis, facts, and labelled map. At 240 packed pages, it is the perfect Christmas present for globe-savvy racists, ethnocentric geography students, or people who enjoy atlases but can’t determine what they find lacking about them.
Courtesy of HBGUSA, we have five copies of the book and five copies of the audiobook to give away to ten lucky winners. Just specify what you want––book, audiobook, or either––and tell us what foreign country you enjoy picking on the most. The deadline is midnight next Monday, December 17.
The contest is now closed! Congratulations to all our winners.